Friday, July 3, 2015

Shen Nong Jia


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Forestry district
Muyu Town in Shennongjia
Muyu Town in Shennongjia
Location of Shennongjia within China and within Hubei
Location of Shennongjia within China and within Hubei
Shennongjia is located in Hubei
Location in Hubei
Coordinates: 31°35′N 110°30′ECoordinates: 31°35′N 110°30′E
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hubei
Seat Songbai
 • Mayor Zhou Senfeng (周森锋)
 • Total 3,253 km2 (1,256 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 76,140
 • Density 23/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Shennongjia Forestry District
Simplified Chinese 神农架林区
Traditional Chinese 神農架林區
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 神农架
Traditional Chinese 神農架
Shennongjia Forestry District (Chinese: 神农架林区) is a county-level administrative unit (a "forestry district") in northwestern Hubei province, People's Republic of China, directly subordinated to the provincial government. It occupies 3,253 square kilometres (1,256 sq mi) in western Hubei, and, as of 2007 had the resident population estimated at 74,000 (with the registered population of 79,976).
The population is predominantly (95%) Han Chinese, the remaining 5% being mostly Tujia.



An isolated farmhouse near Wenshui Village, Hongping Town
The administrative status of Shennongjia is rather unique, in that it is the only county-level administrative unit of the People's Republic of China that is designated a "forestry district" (林区), rather than a more usual county or county-level city.
Shennongjia's status within Hubei is also somewhat unusual, in that this county-level unit is directly administered by the provincial government as opposed to be part of a prefecture-level city or prefecture, as are Hubei's all "normal" counties. However, this arrangement is not unique to Shennongjia, as Hubei also has three county-level cities (Xiantao, Tianmen, Qianjiang) which are directly under the provincial government, without being part of a prefecture-level unit.
The district was created in 1970 from the adjacent areas of Badong County, Xingshan County, and Fang County.

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